Siena fullback Leandro Grimi is eager to prove his worth today against parent club AC Milan.

"It is a little strange for me to face Milan, but I am with Siena now and want to win this match," said the 22-year-old on-loan defender.

"They are a strong side, but we will have to play everyone over the course of the season, so it is better to take on the top sides at the start rather than near the end. The big clubs' fitness preparation is more of a long-term plan, so they take time to get into gear."